I’m excited to share our new Hot Wheels Storage with you. Remember last week when I shared our new Hot Wheels Track Storage Solution?
While I was out running around last week, I still had finding a solution for our Hot Wheels storage in the back of my mind. I decided to enter the dangerous land of the organizing and storage containers at Target. The perfect Hot Wheels Storage container was waiting on those shelves.
I haven’t always had great luck with the Snap-ware containers, too many components and too confusing to put back together. However, the one I found for Hot Wheels storage seemed easy enough to use.
Here are some pictures of the completed project.
I like that all the components of this container are easily accessible. Here’s a look with the lid removed where 2 bins now contain favorite Hot Wheels with a little room in to add a few others in the removable top portion of the storage container.
Once the top is easily removed, we have all the rest of the Hot Wheels stored in the bottom of the bin.
And now for my favorite part of this post, where I share how J helped me with this project. The bin actually came with 3 removable trays which I couldn’t quite figure out because the bin only has room for 2 trays on top. However, J choose these Hot Wheels for me to go ahead and donate to the preschool where I work.
I love doing sorting and organizing projects with him because he has a very organized and logical mind. Definitely not something he inherited from his mother. He is very sure of what he wants to keep and while he does keep a lot, he also has no problem with what he no longer wants. A good start, I think.
He also has the logic that if I say “Oh, this one is missing a wheel…what do we do with it?” He’ll answer with “Throw it away.” Not exactly how my other child thinks…that poor kid did inherit the sentimentality gene from his mother.
All is not lost for J in the sentimentality department, however. He found a Hot Wheel as we were sorting and stated it was his very first Hot Wheel and we had to keep it. He insists he remembers. The kid has an incredible memory so I’m inclined to believe him.
I suggested he build a special display for it. Maybe out of Lego’s?
This is the special Hot Wheels Car display case created from Lego’s:
One final thought regarding our new Hot Wheels Storage. The bin is heavy. To quote J, “It has a lot of mass.” It is fine for older children who have the strength to carry it or scoot it on the floor.
However, if my boys were younger and played with Hot Wheels more often, I would have stuck with the open blue bin on wheels as it is easy for younger children to maneuver or perhaps gone for the actual Hot Wheels Storage cases they sell in the toy department. We had those for a while but I always found clean-up was easier and faster with our blue bin.
Do you have Hot Wheels fans in your home? How do you store them?